Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life.She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Although as a fan of Baroque Opera, I don't really have much difficulty with the basic premises of the Bollywood style!
Having said that, this was possibly the most interesting Bollywood movie I've seen to date - especially in its attempt to incorporate elements of Western pop culture, including several blatant references to American movies, from Grease and a spoofed James Bond to Brad Silberling's City of Angels, which evidently contributed a lot to the way Shahruk Khan's character is handled (including him starting to see things in black and white when he is near dying - that one goes back all the way to Wim Wenders! The soundtrack is stunning, and again it's great to see the way the New York setting gives opportunity to mix in some Western elements in an intelligent way.
But things go wrong when the officer is killed and Vijay is left to fend for himself.
The film's female lead, Naina (Preity Zinta) narrates the story.
But when Aman (Shahrukh Khan) arrives next door, the whole gloomy conditions change.
Aman infuses life in skeptical and overtly serious Naina, and she falls in love with him.In the hotel scene when Aman convince Jenifer to renovate her hotel and then they change its name from Cafe New york to Cafe New Delhi, when customers enter, Farah Khan and Karan Johar is also seen there sitting as a customer.See more » Kal Ho Naa Ho (Sad) Written by Javed Akhtar Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa Performed by Alka Yagnik, Richa Sharma and Sonu Nigam © 2003 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. See more » Well, it is always a bit difficult in Western countries to get to see Bollywood movies with English subtitles, and though I have made a bit of an effort to spot them in the last few years I wouldn't call myself a Bollywood expert - and of course I've grown up with Western rather than Indian aesthetic standards ingrained.During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina.Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.Adi and Tara move to Mumbai to pursue their dreams.